Host Site: Harvard University

Harvard buildingThe host site of the 2023 ELO Leadership Program is Harvard University in Boston, USA. It will take place from July 9th to 15th, 2023.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., founded in 1630. Today, it is a thriving center of research. The Boston area has many universities and colleges that make it a world leader in higher education. The city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship with nearly 5,000 startups.

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636, and named for its first benefactor John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and regarded as one of the most prestigious in the world.

The university is composed of ten academic faculties plus the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Harvard has three main campuses: the 209-acre Cambridge campus centered on Harvard Yard; an adjoining campus immediately across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical campus in Boston's Longwood Medical Area.

The Harvard Library is the world's largest academic library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding about 20.4 million items.

Harvard alumni include 8 U.S. presidents and 188 living billionaires. Students and alumni have won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prices, 110 Olympic medals, and have founded or co-founded many Fortune 500 companies (such as Microsoft, Citibank, and Facebook).